Cascade Brewing The Vine (2015) – Sour / Wild Ale at 10.1% ABV

Cascade Brewing The Vine (2015) Sour / Wild Ale at 10.1% ABV (C$23.68 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 750 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 12-Oct-2017, reviewed 19-Oct-2017)

Appearance: murky pale gold with a short, short-lived fizzy head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: white grape must, wheat, oak, lemon zest, bready yeast. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high tart, moderate-low bitter. (9/10) Palate: light body, lively sustained carbonation, tart warming finish. (4/5)

Very champagne-like: a big pop! upon uncorking, followed by an enthusiastic gusher (which I managed to mostly catch) and a rapid diminution of a fizzy head to nothing, with a lively sustained carbonation. And yes, believe it or not, I distinctly get the Gewürztraminer grapes: white, tart, and German. (Insert barmaid joke here.) (16/20)

My 247th from the 2010 Edition of 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die, 237th from the 2013 edition, and 261st combining both editions.

8/10 #1001beers #ryansbooze

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